日期:2019-04-20 The UK flag is NOT entirely symmetrical! 英国国旗并不是完全对称的! You can rotate the flag and it still will be the right way up but you cant invert it. Look at the white diagonals and you will see why. On the side next to the flagpole, (the hoist... 阅读全文>>

日期:2019-04-20 As far as holidays go, Easter is second only to Halloween in American candy sales - thats a lot of chocolate bunnies. 就节假日而言,复活节的糖果销量在美国仅次于万圣节:其中有很多是巧克力兔。 Easter - the most spiritually significant holiday of the C... 阅读全文>>

日期:2018-12-26 Every year, families across the US and the UK hang up quirky little pickle-shaped ornaments when it comes time to trim their Christmas trees. 每年圣诞节,美国和英国的家庭都会在圣诞树上挂上新奇有趣的腌黄瓜状小饰品。 The practice is favored by many En... 阅读全文>>

日期:2018-03-17 For years, couples have dedicated a single ring finger to romance when any other digit would do. A case of left side, strong side? Not according to history. 多年来,夫妇们都是把象征爱情的戒指戴在左手的无名指上,虽然,其他任何手指也可以履行这一职责。... 阅读全文>>

日期:2018-01-07 Edward Snowden is best known for revealing the spy programs of the USs National Security Agency, but his next project is intended to make citizens feel more secure. 爱德华斯诺登因披露美国国家安全局的间谍计划而名声大噪,而他的下一步计划是让民众获得更... 阅读全文>>

日期:2018-01-07 1. METHIONYLTHREONYLTHREONYGLUTAMINYLARGINYL ISOLEUCINE 肌联蛋白 Note the ellipses. All told, the full chemical name for the human protein titin is 189,819 letters, and takes about three-and-a-half hours to pronounce. The problem with including chem... 阅读全文>>

日期:2017-12-18 The words gift and present are well-matched synonyms that mean essentially the same thing, but even well-matched synonyms have their own connotations and distinctive patterns of use. 在如今,gift和present是近义词,本质上表达的都是同一个东西,但是即... 阅读全文>>

日期:2016-08-22 Pavlova:帕夫洛娃(蛋白奶油水果蛋糕) pavlova是一种由酥皮、鲜奶油和水果制作的甜点,起源于澳大利亚和新西兰。这种甜点是以俄国芭蕾舞舞蹈家 Anna Pavlova(安娜帕夫洛娃)的名字来命名的,1926年帕夫洛娃在澳大利亚与新西兰巡演之后这种命名就出现了。很多人认为... 阅读全文>>

日期:2016-07-21 chopstick 筷子 注:关于此词如何产生,有研究人员称,筷,读音等于快,快者,速也。而有一个英语词chopchop,就是速速的粤语发音,因此产生了chopstick这个词。 chop suey 杂碎 注:意思是杂烩,广东人称为炒杂碎,或炒杂。 chow mein 炒面(读音源自粤语) Lo mein... 阅读全文>>

日期:2016-07-21 Anime (日本)动漫 Bonsai 盆景,盆栽 Haiku 俳句 注:日本传统诗体,三行为一首,通常有17个音节。 Karaoke 卡拉OK Kimono 和服 Hibachi 木炭火盆 Kabuki 歌舞伎 Koi 锦鲤 Matsutake 松茸 Origami 日本折纸艺术 Ramen 日本拉面 Sake 日本清酒 Sashimi 生鱼片 Sensei... 阅读全文>>

日期:2016-02-04 Lost Generation迷惘的一代 迷惘的一代常用来泛指任何失去了价值观或道德迷失的一代。大多数情况特指一战期间至结束后成长起来的年轻一代。因为战争造成人口锐减和战后漫无目的、失去方向的生活得以此命名。Lost generation一词可以追溯到海明威在1926年发表的小说《太... 阅读全文>>

日期:2016-01-28 January January is named after the Roman god Janus, who presided over doors and beginnings - appropriately enough, for the beginning of the year (though this is, as you will discover, not as straightforward as it seems). Indeed, Janus was usually de... 阅读全文>>

日期:2016-01-16 Afghanistan Always: Lift and kiss bread when dropped on the floor. Never: Sit your guests closest to the door. They should be seated the forthest away. South Korea Always: Keep pace with all of the other diners. Do not eat too fast or too slow. Neve... 阅读全文>>

日期:2016-01-16 America Always: Wait for the host to sit down before you take your seat. Never: Blow on your food. Egypt Always: Keep pouring tea until it spills over into the saucer. Never: Look at someone else's dinner. Spain Always: Use silverware, as eating wit... 阅读全文>>

日期:2016-01-16 Britain Always: Eat with your fork in your left hand and knife in your right. Never: Speak with your mouth full. Denmark Always: Place your fork downwards on a plate if you want seconds. Never: Take the last item on any given plate. You must continu... 阅读全文>>

日期:2015-06-18 [Chief] 国家部委的司长、局长、省属厅局的厅长、局长(chief of the…Department/Bureau);国务院直属局的局长(chief of the…Administration);处长(division chief);科长(section chief);图书馆馆长(chief librarian)等。 [President] 国家主席(preside... 阅读全文>>

日期:2015-06-18 第一档:Companion of Honour (荣誉勋爵)。 全世界只有65人,授予对国家有重要意义并做出突出贡献的人,获得者可在名字后面加CH后缀。比如,霍金教授的名字加头衔是Stephen William Hawking, CH, CBE, FRS, FRSA,CBE后面会说到,FRS指英国皇家学院院士,FRSA指英国... 阅读全文>>

日期:2014-12-22 Americans are a peculiar people. They work like mad, then give away much of what they earn. They play until they are exhausted, and call this a vacation. They live to think of themselves as tough-minded business men, yet they are push-overs for any... 阅读全文>>

日期:2014-12-16 The F Bomb The oldest theories trace the expletive-to-end-all-expletives back to Norwegian fukka and Swedish focka, both meaning to copulate. 关于这个完爆所有其他咒骂语的词最早可以追溯到挪威语fukka和瑞典语focka,都是交配的意思。 Unfortunately, we do... 阅读全文>>

日期:2014-10-10 There are a lot of different countries in the world, and there are even more tipping customs. When you travel you need to know how to tip in the country that you're in, otherwise you'll leave servers angry everywhere you go. Here are just a few guid... 阅读全文>>

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